Friday, July 8, 2011
Keep the Dream
Loose your dreams,
and you will loose your mind,
to life unkind ...
Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones
I found myself imparting this pearl of wisdom of the Stones to two colleagues at work today. Certainly my dream of being a musician, has pulled me through many a tough period of my life. Persistence, courage, and the support of friends and loved ones have fueled my path.
Tonight after a walk along a rain swollen Sligo Creek, I retired to the practice room. Beginning with an Alexander Technique lie down, I allowed my body and mind to connect. Slowly allowing the concerns of my week recede into the ether, I simply enjoyed this simple but powerful practice of the lie down. Noticing my body let go, but not completely. A slight holding on in my left elbow and shoulder reminding me to direct my thinking and offer freedom to this limb. What am I holding onto? Why am I holding on? Yet I do hold onto my dreams. Is this a positive example of holding on, or just another form of delusion? However this dream of being a musician does offer sustenance to my life. I can only hope that this dream offers something to others.
In my practice room there are many pictures of loved ones. Tonight as I was playing, I looked into my sister's baby picture. Actually, one of those that illustrate the good use of the neck, that children have before we train them. Such a warm smile, full of life. And I knew that she was smiling at me and for me, as I once again made the small effort to keep my dream alive. Keep your dreams alive, the world needs them.